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By  Tripartita  |  44

I hope you played it off like anybody in a sitcom would: by pretending "bring out the stiff" was innuendo. Then you and your boss would act embarrassed and fake your way through a relationship while in front of the family.

By  Tripartita  |  44

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  19teej96  |  19

But some workplaces invite some enthusiasm by allowing jokes like that. Especially in jobs like that one. So maybe it's one of those? But you still have a point.

  elohnah  |  22

But you don't do this in front of the family, or to a terminally ill patient, correct? The comment made is hurtful and in a grieving process and what has to be a final goodbye, a sad but beautiful moment, you simply stay respectful. Even towards the dead.

  Chikiriwak  |  17

It's not only that, he shouldn't be making such inappropiate jokes about dead people, it's just disrespectful even if it is a dead person, it's a tragic situation that needs to be taken seriously.

By  almost_there44  |  26

Wow, this is one of the places where you should always speak about people in a good manner whether someone is around or not. It's not like the dead can hear, but out of respect, you shouldn't speak about anyone that way. YDI.

  Mathusse  |  14

#4 When I was in 8th grade, we had a visit from a man working at a funeral home. He said they had to joke sometimes, otherwise it would be too stressful. I do believe most funeral home employees, joke about the dead people occasionally.

  Lily_Rain77  |  25

Don't be a jerk. It has got to be really depressing to work around dead people all day. OP shouldn't have said it anywhere that the family could here. But still you have to some sometimes or no one could stand that job.

  spookyboy  |  20

Not to be cheesy but as the show scrubs put it once, when you're surrounded by death constantly it's better to use humor and other coping mechanisms to help distance yourself from your job so it doesn't keep you down. If you get to personal with those kinda things it can really effect your mental state. (Sorry about shit grammar)

  GritzK  |  2

Do you know what it's like to work around death? There's a reason most funeral homes stay in families, because no one outside of the family raised around it would want anything to do with it. You probably should be more courteous when there is any possibility of a family being present, but if you aren't desensitized, you'd kill yourself.

  WarTiger  |  8

Honestly that's not true at all. You don't have to be raised around death to be able to work around it. I wasn't raised around it at all and I work with dead people on a daily basis. Also working with dead people should never make you want to kill yourself. That's just completely not true.